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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for storytime, interactive play, and an art activity. For families with children under 5.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn about the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, including:

-How to enter
-How to check out cameras
-Meet the organizers
-Watch previous films
-Suggested Newbery books for a variety of ages
-Enjoy delicious snacks and great conversation
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Calling all future firefighters! We’ll share some stories and rhymes and you can meet a REAL firefighter. This program is presented in partnership with the Tacoma Fire Department.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Calling all future firefighters! We’ll share some stories and rhymes and you can meet a REAL firefighter. This program is presented in partnership with the Tacoma Fire Department.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for storytime, interactive play, and an art activity. For families with children under 5.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Calling all future firefighters! We’ll share some stories and rhymes and you can meet a REAL firefighter. This program is presented in partnership with the Tacoma Fire Department.
Location
Moore Meeting Room
Library
Grace R. Moore Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in from the cold and warm up with some stories and songs.
Library
Mary Rose Kobetich Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy stories, music, and activities and get to know your new Children's Librarian.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Enjoy stories, music, and activities and get to know your new Children's Librarian.
Location
Swasey Meeting Room
Library
George O. Swasey Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for storytime, interactive play, and an art activity. For families with children under 5.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Balladeer Jim Pages and acclaimed autoharpist Bryan Bowers are featured in the free family concert of American folk music.
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
We will read some winter themed stories, sing songs, enjoy fingerplays and then make a craft.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for storytime, interactive play, and an art activity. For families with children under 5.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the holiday spirit and make a Christmas tree and gift box. For ages 5 to 12.
Library
Charlotte White Mottet Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Make your own snowglobe. Makes a great gift! Registration required. Recommended for ages 5-up.
Library
Mary Rose Kobetich Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Blue Muse Roots Jam will meet monthly at the Moore Library on Saturdays, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. If you've been looking for the opportunity to meet and play with other musicians, this is it. No charge, no tricks or gimmicks, just bring your instrument, and your interest. All skill levels are welcome and all instruments (guitar, harp, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, etc.) If you don't play but love music, you're welcome too. We'll all have a foot stomping good time. Registration is not required, just show up and have fun. For more information contact Bill at bluemuserootsjam@gmail.com or visit the groups' website at www.bluemuse.org.
Location
Moore Meeting Room
Library
Grace R. Moore Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Movie Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy: Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe. Rated PG-13

Free popcorn served!
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get into the holiday spirit and make a Christmas tree and gift box. For ages 5 to 12.
Location
Fern Hill Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for storytime, interactive play, and an art activity. For families with children under 5.
Location
Wheelock McCormick Room
Library
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Vengeful fairy curses baby princess.

Rated PG
97 minutes

For families only. Adults not accompanied by a minor will not be admitted.
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages

Last day to report books, graphic novels, or magazines you have read is Saturday, August 9th at 5:30 p.m.
The zoo party takes place on Saturday, August 16th.
The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday August 23rd.


You can begin your reading on Saturday, May 31st.

The first day to report on what you’ve read is Saturday, June 14th.

Read and report on 10 books by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two new iPads.

There are two ways to keep track of and report on your books:

You can use this log to record the name and author of each book you’ve read. Have a parent or caregiver initial your log for each book that you read. Bring the log with you and report your reading at the Summer Reading Reporting Station the next time you visit your local Tacoma Public Library.
OR you can record your reading online through Tacoma Public Library’s Summer

Reading website. http://evanced.tacomapubliclibrary.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp

Each week that you report online or in the library, you will be entered into a weekly raffle
for fun prizes, including tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game, passes to Northwest Trek,
and tickets to the Puyallup Fair.

Once you have finished reading and reporting on your first 10 books, for every additional
10 books you read and report on you will be entered again into the Grand Prize

Drawing for a chance to win one of two new iPads.

Everyone who completes the program will receive a tote bag, a magnetic photo frame, two free games of bowling at Narrows Plaza Bowl and a ticket for two to the Summer Reading Celebration on Saturday, August 16th at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The last day to report (in person or online) is Saturday, August 9th at 5:30 p.m.

The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, August 23rd. Participant must be
present to pick up prizes. Prizes will be available while supplies last.

Books should be at your appropriate reading level. Graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and ebooks count!

Fizz, Boom, Read is for children from birth through entering 5th Grade.